Numerous members from industry and research of the Cluster Electric Mobility South-West presented their work during the 35th edition of the Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (EVS35) and discussed it with international experts. The cluster management also showed its activities as part of a regional transformation strategy.
EVS35 took place June 13-15, 2022 in Lillestrom near Oslo. Around 300 exhibitors from 30 countries and delegates from 70 different countries attended EVS this year. It was one of the first big international events for most of the members of Cluster Electric Mobility South-West.
During the three conference and trade fair days, the cluster members from industry and research presented their current results of their work. The beginning was done by Christoph Starzynski from Mercedes Benz, who was part of the opening ceremony and addressed the transition of the company towards electric mobility.
On the German pavilion, the Cluster Electric Mobility South-West showcased Baden-Württemberg’s activities relating to battery electric vehicles and mobility concepts. With the project “AgiloDrive2”, one of the cluster’s lighthouse projects focusing on the agile production of electric traction motors was represented both with an exhibit of a hairpin stator and with a lecture session in the conference. In addition, many other contributions were made by cluster members in the scientific conference programme e. g. by Konzelmann GmbH, FKFS, Fraunhofer IAO, PTV Group, Esslingen University, Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Schuler Pressen GmbH and German Aerospace Center, Institute of Vehicle Concepts.
Furthermore, Katja Gicklhorn, Director of Industrialisation at e-mobil BW, explained the cluster work as an instrument in regional transformation process of the automotive industry in Baden-Württemberg. Together with the Information Center for the transformation of the automotive sector, a contact point for SMEs, the cluster is an essential pillar for promoting innovation and collaboration in the region.
The Cluster management took the opportunity to establish contacts with the international partner clusters and networks from France, UK, Norway, the Netherlands, North America and Sweden, which were also represented with their own country pavilions.